Bands & Performance Ensembles

Ensembles (Ages 9-17)

Making music with others is one of the most inspiring and rewarding experiences for any musician. Participation in ensembles helps develop skills such as teamwork, patience, flexibility, and accountability which are vital components of musicianship. Students in our ensemble programs benefit from experiencing a variety of performance opportunities, and help to maintain social connections developed in earlier years.

World Choir for Girls
Ages 9-12
Thursdays, 4:30-5:45 p.m.

Register with Bend Parks and Recreation, 12/9 @ 5:30 a.m. The Activity-Section code is 106370-01.

Singing with a choir gives children a forum to work together to bring the beauty of music to life. The process of ensemble music making cultivates the sense of connection, confidence, and poise. Students will explore ways to find ease and comfort while singing music from around the world. We welcome beginning singers. No audition is required.

Academy Blue Percussion Ensemble
Ages 10-17
Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Register with Cascade School of Music with Instructor Approval.

Students play together in an ensemble setting to learn percussion instruments including snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, triangle, and mallet percussion. The class will culminate in a public performance.

Intergenerational Bluegrass Jam (12 years and older)

Ginny Hollon, Becky Brown, and Verda Hinkle led our intergenerational jam for mandolin, guitar, fiddle, resophonic guitar, banjo, and bass players. The jam provides a warm, friendly environment to learn bluegrass jam etiquette, songs, and fiddle tunes.  Class schedule and registration: Intergenerational Bluegrass Jam

Rock U & Jazz Programs (Ages 11-17) 

The Rock U and Jazz Programs are designed to give student musicians the opportunities and skills needed to become better musicians within a band and studio environment. Using standard Jazz, Rock, and Pop tunes, the program aims to give students valuable technical and improvisational skills along with group collaboration and a minimum of four performance opportunities. The program will culminate with a recording studio session at Central Oregon Recording.

Students should have at least one year of private study with their instrument. Auditions are required for returning and new students. Students accepted into the programs are required to be registered in private study through Cascade School of Music. Call 541-382-6866 to learn more and to schedule an audition. 

Rock U: Opening Act | The band is designed for beginner to intermediate level musicians and will focus on learning skills to help the musicians succeed in a professional band environment.

Rock U: Headliners | The band is designed for intermediate to advanced level musicians and will focus on advancing the knowledge of the musicians including developing skills of critical listening and communication and performance development.

Cascade Jazz | The ensemble is designed for intermediate to advanced level musicians and will focus on band interplay within the context of improvisational music.

Interested in Private Lessons? Visit our Private Lesson page and submit an online inquiry.

Tuition assistance is available for all classes at Cascade School of Music. Visit our Tuition Assistance page for more information.